I want a horror game that’s not dark, or foggy, or covered in guts and blood. I want a horror game that is set in broad daylight and uses detail to slowly unsettle the gamer, instead of dumb jump scares. I want to play a game that leaves me too nervous to look out windows or in mirrors or be in open spaces. I need something that’s not just another moody game where monsters chase you through nasty surroundings.
yo tho - have you played Gone Home? It takes place at night - but no jump scares or monsters!!!
When RuPaul and his supporters defend the use of the words “tr*nny” and “she-male,” it gives the power of those words to those who would “castrate or put us on an island and drop an H-bomb on us.” Defending those words is tacit permission to others to use those words as weapons, to openly manifest their hate, against people who lack the ability to fight back. We police words, because they have the power to drive us to despair when we live under an unending torrent of hate. …
The excuse that they’re reclaiming the language does not hold water: you can’t reclaim it while it’s still actively being used against you, and especially if the words are being used against some other group than your own. I can’t accept the excuse that policing language is somehow a greater moral wrong than the harm of that language on the people it is being used against.
RuPaul is not transgender, and does not define himself as such. Yet, he has decided that he can unilaterally dictate what language is offensive to transgender people, a group that isn’t his own. Imagine for a moment if one of the most popular and prominent members of the transgender community was encouraging straight people to use the word f*ggot when describing gay men. Imagine if they refused to step back from the use of this word. Would there be a similar debate?
It makes me so mad that Ru never actually apologized for offending the trans* community with slurs, but I am glad that Logo itself took action by removing some of the problems from the show. Still though, cmmon Ru get your shit together